UX Researcher

Synergis Creative

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Title: UX Researcher

Duration: 12 months

Location: Mountain View, CA

Position Description

·      Conduct independent research on multiple aspects of how users engage with novel products and experiences

·      Collect and analyze user behavior via quantitative methods, benchmark studies, lab studies and surveys

·      Work with designers, product managers, engineers and research managers to prioritize research opportunities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment

·      Understand and incorporate complex technical and business requirements into research

·      Evangelize research findings to diverse audiences through written reports and oral presentations

 

Requirements:

·      Strong understanding of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during each product phase

·      Excellent working knowledge of statistics and the principles of experiment design

·      Excellent leadership, communication and teamwork skills. he ability operate in a very fast-paced environment

·      A deep desire to apply design toward expanding what's possible and improving the world

 

SKILL SET:

·      BA/BS degree in human-computer interaction, kinesiology, ergonomics, human factors, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, design, experimental psychology, cognitive science, information science, anthropology or related field.

 

Key areas of responsibility (training provided)

·      Sets up and operates user research lab equipment

·      Assist with user testing preparation activities 

·      Assist with data collection activities from a variety of research methods

·      Observe usability testing sessions, taking notes, reporting out and providing detailed transcripts for the team on a weekly cadence

·      Moderate studies

·      Executes planned experiments in a repeatable manner

·      Experiments in the lab

·      Conducts experiments in the field

·      Provide suggestions to improve current best practices

·      Performs other duties as assigned

·      Travel is expected (within the country and possibly internationally)

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